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Soldier, former New York EMT recalls 9/11

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:00am
When his fiancée woke him up in their tiny apartment on that September morning 16 years ago, Chris Knox couldn't understand why she wouldn't let him sleep.

Almost 10K Army personnel engaged in Irma response and relief operations

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Total Army, which includes active duty, Reserve, and Army National Guard personnel, remains involved in or prepared to support state, territory and other federal agencies as part of Hurricane Irma relief operations, Army spokesman Col. Patrick Seiber said yesterday.

Army Soldier, former FDNY EMT recalls 9/11

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:00am
NATICK, Mass. -- When his fiancée woke him up in their tiny apartment on that September morning 16 years ago, Chris Knox couldn't understand why she wouldn't let him sleep.

Threats on social media highlight need for strategic approach, Army leadership says

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:00am
Soldiers and family members are facing the growing need to protect themselves from cyberthreats on social media, according to top leadership here. A Soldier within the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint recently received messages on a private Facebook page deemed by investigators as malicious and aggressive.

Oregon National Guard supports firefighting efforts for Chetco Bar Fire

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:00am
BROOKINGS, Ore. -- A sky full of ash looms overhead while Oregon Army and Air National Guard members work around the clock to help contain the threats of wildfires across the state. As of September 8, 2017, nearly 600 Oregon Guardsmen have volunteered to join the fight against the wildfires, working alongside local, state and federal agencies to battle one of the worst fire seasons in Oregon's history.

Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Irma response operations

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard's 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade departed for the Caribbean to assist with rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 7.

As Irma bears down on US, Army National Guard members deploy throughout affected region

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As the now-Category 4 Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida with an expected weekend landfall, the South Carolina National Guard is escalating efforts to respond to the effects from Irma, as projection models indicate South Carolina is in the path of the storm when it makes landfall in the upcoming days.

'Truly a team effort': Army deputy fire chief helps save life in airport

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Firefighters are trained to respond to crisis anytime, anywhere -- and sometimes that happens off the clock and out of state. That's what happened to Fort Drum Deputy Fire Chief Jason Brunet on Aug. 25 while waiting for a flight home at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

'Hacking for Defense' students team with Army to improve casualty care triage

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In an effort to address bottlenecks in casualty care triage, experts from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency took part in a 10-week project called "Hacking for Defense" at Stanford University.

Army National Guard members fight western US fires as others head for Hurricane Irma

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Army National Guard Soldiers completed fire hand crew training Wednesday at Camp Roberts and are heading out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, California, as well as the Mission Fire, near Oakhurst, California, and wherever else needed.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for Hurricane Irma, continues to respond to Harvey

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closely coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, other federal partners, and state and local agencies in preparing for Hurricane Irma. While preparing for Hurricane Irma, USACE personnel remain fully engaged in supporting the federal response to Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane relief one of many Army aviation commitments, says major general

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00am
As of Thursday morning, 110 helicopters were headed out of Fort Rucker, Alabama, and were on their way to Florida to assist with possible rescue missions that may pop up as a result of Hurricane Irma, said Maj. Gen. Bill Gayler.

New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, tested at Bragg

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, N.C -- Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks providing testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320 for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas. If fielded, according to officials, the new MHS will offer improved durability and adjustability over the M9, as well as performance improvements.

Afghan forces increasingly on offensive against Taliban and ISIS, Army brigade commander says

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON --- Over the past year, Afghan military forces have switched from a largely defensive posture to an offensive one, bringing the fight to the enemy and recapturing ground lost in the last few years to the Taliban and Islamic State fighters, said Col. Larry Burris.

Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don't explode

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.

New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, N.C -- Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks providing testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320 for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, Texas. If fielded, according to officials, the new MHS will offer improved durability and adjustability over the M9, as well as performance improvements.

100 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers deployed to Florida for Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday approved the deployment of more than 100 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers to provide emergency response support for people expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Army offers simple tips for Soldiers, civilians to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:00am
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- With Hurricane Irma threatening Florida on the heels of Hurricane Harvey's devastating impact on Texas, Army safety specialists are urging Soldiers and civilians to be prepared.

Army National Guard troops prep for action as Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean, threatens Florida

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Hurricane Irma, a monster storm packing winds up to 185 mph, was hovering Wednesday over Caribbean islands as Florida National Guard members began preparing for a possible hit and residents started evacuating.

Hurricane Irma takes aim at Florida, southeast US; tips from Army, NOAA to help families prepare

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center Hurricane Irma is set to hit Florida early Sunday morning, with wind speeds of 130 mph. Military communities in the southeast should assess how vulnerable they are and review their emergency plans.

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